Cal Poly Pomona's defense propels Broncos into CCAA championship match
ONTARIO, Calif. -- Trailing by six points in the late stages of Friday's semifinal showdown against San Francisco State, Cal Poly Pomona turned to its defense and pulled out a 60-54 victory.
With the nation's No. 1-ranked defense, the Broncos limited the Gators to just one field goal through the final five minutes of the contest.
CPP got key baskets in that stretch from Mitchel Anderson, DeRonn Scott and Jordan Faison to pull out a six-point victory at Citizens Business Bank Arena, avenging the team's buzzer-beating loss to SFSU two weeks ago.
Now, the Broncos will play Saturday in the title game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship against Chico State. It'll mark the Broncos' fourth appearance in the title game of the conference tournament.
Anderson and Faison led the Broncos' offense Friday with 12 points apiece. CPP shot just 37 percent but made up for it on defense, limiting SF State to a 3-for-17 effort from beyond the arc.
With his 12 points Friday, Anderson moved into sole possession of third place on the Broncos' all-time scoring list with 1,391 points during his four-year career.